Love in the Light by Laura Kaye

I am in love with this story.

Love in the Light by Laura Kaye is the much-anticipated sequel to Hearts in Darkness. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait as long as others because I only discovered this author last year.

25396316Two hearts in the darkness…

Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the day they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator and found acceptance and love in the arms of a stranger. Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever—which can’t happen until she introduces her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and three over-protective brothers.

Must fight for love in the light…

Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come if he ever lost her, too. When meeting her family doesn’t go smoothly, Caden questions whether Makenna deserves someone better, stronger, and just more…normal. Maybe they’re too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…

First, if you haven’t read the first book Hearts in Darkness, please do. It’s a five-star read that I still think about to this day, especially every time I get into an elevator.

Love in the Light was the perfect sequel. I know I wasn’t the only person who needed more of Mackenna and Caden’s story, and boy did Kaye deliver. The angst in this novel was deliciously excruciating. I was swooning, my heart was breaking and my mind was reeling as I read.

This book is only 193 pages, and it felt like a complete series. I’m still in awe of Kaye’s ability to create characters with such depth with only a handful of words. The emotions were jumping off the page. I felt Caden’s anxiety. I understood Mackenna’s decisions. Their passion for each other was evident and I wanted them to be together more than anything!

The ending was oh so satisfying and it left me sighing in contentment. I devoured this book in a day and now I feel a sense of closure to the piece of my heart that was left gaping at the end of Hearts in Darkness. I am satisfied.

STARS: 5 out of 5

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